I have Pro Tools LE 8 and I just picked up Komplete 7. After much effort I finally figured out how to add a plugin to a track. Right now I'm testing with Absynth.
Note: I have no midi controller. Just using the keyboard and mouse at this point.
So I add the absynth plugin to an audio track and Absynth pops up in pro tools. I click some keys and I can hear sounds through my head phones and I see bars bouncing around in pro tools. Awesome.
I arm the track and hit record and nothing records. I thought maybe it needed to be a different kind of track, midi or auxilary or something, but it's become apparent that I don't know how to use those.
How do I record these sounds?
Update: I still have no idea... I've tried to do this: http://www.ehow.com/how_4428304_use-instrument-tracks-protools.html
and a bunch of variations of that via youtube and other googling. I see output, but nothing gets recorded. Do I have to have some midi controller other than just clicking keys with the mouse? That would be lame.